RiverWATCH ProgramThe Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) is pround to announce that it will begin a program to encourage citizens and residents of the watershed and beyond to report illegal or harmful activities. The program will be known as “Q RiverWATCH”.
Citizens can help by reporting any suspicious behavior, odors, off-color water, dumping of garbage, chemicals or other items into streams, ponds or wetlands, and illegal digging or dredging.
Other types of violtations can include illegal discharges to the river or tributaries, illegal dumping, unpermitted diversions (withdrawals of water), threats to groundwater resources, non-point sources pollution (unregulated discharges which run into sewers, drainpipes, etc.) and problems with erosion control from ongoing development.
Citizens should leave their name and phone number unless desiring an anonymous tip. All tips will be logged and the appropriate local, state or federal agencies contacted, including the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as municipal wetlands, environmental enforcement and planning officials.
To report suspected environmental violations you may contact QRWA Member Steve Theriault at 860-302-8099
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